Down on the Deben, Suffolk
I have always loved this stretch of river. The triangular wooden structures have been a constant source of intrigue and I love the shapes they form when uncovered at low tide. I am not sure what the structures are for, I have been told many things, fish traps or a method for controlling sea wall erosion seem to be the most popular but I don’t have a definitive answer.
It is a section of the Deben that I have grown to know very well, I have walked this path many times and watched the waders roaming over the vast expanse of mud that covers this little bay. Avocet, redshank and godwit are all frequent visitors. I have seen seals in the summer, barn owls quartering the river banks in winter and fallow deer roving the woods.
On this winter’s morning a light vale of mist hangs in the air hugging the riverbanks and the colours of the winter landscape were just visable beneath a layer of frost. I am struck by feelings of wonder at the beauty of the morning light and a sense of peace at the tranquil scene. It is these feelings I set out to capture when composing my image.
Camera: Nikon D700
Settings: F14 at 1/20 second
Grid Reference: TM305416
Inspiration: the early morning light and the frosty riverbank